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Alaska No Longer Part of the Continental US?

When ordering the Adobe Photoshop CS 2 upgrade today, I noticed that their shipping had a few options, like "Continental US" and "Alaska" and "Hawaii" for the same DHL Express service.

Since when did Alaska get stuck on another continent?

Might I suggest the term "contiguous" United States? Cuz, last I checked, Alaska was still stuck to North America.

3 Responses to "Alaska No Longer Part of the Continental US?"

  1. The word commonly used for referring to the lower 48 states is contiguous. Still, both are much more appropriate than continental. Idiots.

  2. Yeah, it's a silly mistake, but it's so common that I've given up and just ignore it. People seem to get it wrong at least 50% of the time, so it's not worth my time to correct them or even pay any attention to it.

  3. Yes it is silly and annoying but I do have a question.

    I have no clue where the tetonic plates lay that far north... and I suppose most are in the same boat as me. So maybe just maybe a few people thought some of the islands that string out into the Bearing Sea my technecally be part of Asia so the used the term "Continental". I know silly reason why the term might be use... but its a theory.